Domestic violence

The family violence payment victims can’t access

The family violence payment victims can’t access

It was a payment designed to assist women and children fleeing violence, but a new report has revealed that the majority of applications are being rejected, leading to the obvious question: what's the point in introducing a family violence payment only to make it...

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Single mothers go to Canberra; Family Law reform ensues

Single mothers go to Canberra; Family Law reform ensues

Two weeks ago, Andi, CSMC's Policy and Communications Coordinator, and Michelle and Charisse, two of our passionate single mother members boarded a plane to Canberra. There they joined Terese Edwards, CEO of Single Mother Families Australia, and headed into Parliament...

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Everyone’s talking about single mothers

Everyone’s talking about single mothers

Are your ears burning? They might well be - over the past month it seems like everyone's been talking about single mothers.  Anne Summers kicked off an explosion of interest in single mothers in July last year with her report The Choice: Violence or Poverty. She...

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